Where’s Your Focus?

I read somewhere that around 80% of college graduates don’t get a job in their field of study within a year of graduation. They have a huge student loan and difficulties to start paying it back. Say you get a degree and you are having some problems finding the job you want. In the meantime you decide to accept any job that you can get. You’ll apply for positions related to your degree after hours.

Staying up late filling out online forms and tweaking your resume hoping that this time it’s perfect, this time you got it right. Still no one gives you an interview and you don’t understand why. You’re starting to get desperate for someone to chose you, you won’t give up on getting the job you spend so much money on getting the degree for. Understandable. The long hours surviving on minimum wage is starting to get to you, but you need to keep coming in day in and day out to pay the bills.

But what if there was an alternative? What if you use the skills and expertise you already have with your degree and years of studying, switch focus and use the hours after work to start something on your own?

Getting a degree is not easy. It requires discipline and patience. Use that to help others with what you know. There are people out there who want and need to hear what you have to say. You just have to find them.